Teachers are going back to the classroom

TEACHERS in Wales are going back to the classroom to improve their computer skills.

TechnoteachThe South Wales Evening Post reports on a programme called Technoteach, which is funded by Welsh Government through the National Science Academy and run by the Technocamps programme based at Swansea University. Technoteach is giving teachers in primary and secondary schools continuous professional development in Computer Science.

The free programme, which gives them the chance to learn the key computer science concepts to help them deliver GCSE Computing effectively, will run for six weeks.

Kate Stephens, Head of ICT at Bishop Gore Comprehensive School, said: "It provides a fantastic opportunity for ICT teachers to re-skill, for the new avenues of the changing curriculum of ICT/Computer Science, currently being rewritten in all syllabuses in Wales and indeed in England."

Professor Faron Moller, Director of the Technocamps Programme at Swansea University, said: "The demand for delivering GCSE computing in schools across Wales is growing and the Technoteach project provides quality training for teachers, equipping them with the necessary knowledge to teach young people."

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This story also appeared in the Western Mail:

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